Tag Archives: Poverty

Reimagining Black Alabama and Doug Jones’ odyssey

Now that the Alabama Senate election is over … (Laughing) Well, for most of y’all … I can share some updated thoughts while weaving in Doug Jones’ upset victory over Roy Moore. My thoughts haven’t changed, mind you. And Lawd … Continue reading

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Losing Alabama — the choice between Doug Jones and Roy Moore

Who is Alabama Senate candidate Doug Jones? Not sure if his supporters care to know much beyond the two most obvious things. He’s not his Republican opponent, Roy Moore. “He convicted the [1963 Birmingham] church bombers.” And there’s that ridiculous … Continue reading

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PIMPS AND THE PIMPED: GREECE’S AUSTERITY BATTLE WITH EU

How’s this for a surreal landscape within a modern Western economy: people who have Master’s degrees live in homes with no heat and electricity because their jobs as coffee shop servers make home utilities luxury items; minimum wage has dropped … Continue reading

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EBOLA – REMINDS ME OF THAT FUNKADELIC SONG AGAIN

Sure, you will read tons of stories about how Ebola—just like many social and economic crises—will almost always lead to the general public isolating specific groups of people out of fear or hatred. But I think the fear mongers and … Continue reading

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STAND DOWN, RANGEL. FOR HARLEM’S SAKE.

  Through my lens, these are the Democratic Congressional options for Harlem and Bronx primary voters: a long time situational sellout whose margin of public acceptance has dropped to such precarious lows where he now resorts to fake telephone conversation … Continue reading

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DOG FOOD ALERT STILL IN EFFECT

  Why are Conservative members in Congress feeling more optimistic about reaching a budget deal with President Obama to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, as reported in today’s New York Times? I’ve hinted in more recent … Continue reading

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THE COST OF ZAPPING POVERTY IN AMERICA

    The American Prospect published a debate-sparking article when it said that bringing every American above the poverty line would cost $175 billion, or 1 percent of the US Gross Domestic Product. We’re not talking about a lot of … Continue reading

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WHAT I DON’T LIKE ABOUT OBAMACARE

  I’ll first tell you what I like about Obamacare. It’s a start, I suppose… It will cover additional uninsured people. It makes an effort to reduce the deficit by forcing down health care costs. On the last point, I’m … Continue reading

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WE’RE CUTTING YOUR FOOD, B***HES. NOW WORK

    US Congress voting to cut the food stamps program under the disingenuous title of Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act is not only heartless, but dumb. “Work Opportunity” is a real laugher since Congress has proven during the … Continue reading

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SAINE AND MARBLE’S FRIED CHICKEN THEORY OF POVERTY

        Any politician who brings a box of Popeye’s chicken and a smirk to a State Senate hearing about reducing poverty as a “silent protest” in support of a colleague who correlates Black folks’ supposed fried chicken … Continue reading

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